The Baby Blues Quiz Results:

Depression not likely

Motherhood certainly comes with it's ups and downs, but despite the sleep interruptions and adjusting to a changing body, you are finding ways to manage both physical and emotional stress.  Your ability to cope is being put to the test, so remember to focus on those things you can do each day like exercise, eat healthy meals, do something you enjoy, work on your relationships and keep good sleep habits. 

Depression is possible

Feeling blue is a message your body is sending to let you know it needs some attention. If you are feeling this way every once in a while, I encourage you to listen to your body and find out what it needs. Just like when you have a cold, you feel poorly because your body is trying to fight off an infection.  By supplying your body with the right vitamins and minerals, healthy foods, and better sleep, you could ward off these symptoms worsening. Prioritize your schedule, cut back, ask for help, and spend a few minutes to belly breathe to help reduce the effects of stress. Seek out the companionship and support of friends and family when you are feeling low, or ask suggestions from your medical provider.

Fairly high possibility of Depression

Your sitting the fence. Your ability to compensate for underlying issues is being tested. This is a crucial time for you to make changes and you're going to need some help.  Sit down with a spouse, a friend, a parent or your medical provider and discuss your daily challenges as well as how you are feeling. Focus your discussion on finding small changes and support that will help you to reduce stress, sleep better, get outside and move more. Nutrient deficiencies have been shown to cause symptoms of depression - talk to your doctor about testing and starting a supplement to refill depleted stores. Take action today so you can enjoy motherhood more tomorrow. 

Probable Depression

Let's face it, sometimes we just don't cope well. Sometimes the changes around us feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to even see a solution ahead.  This is like walking into a messy room and giving up because you can't seem to think clearly enough to either come up with the plan, or just plain do it. Motivation, sex drive, sleep, appetite, patience and memory are all disrupted.  But it doesn't have to remain this way.  You can feel better! But you'll likely need a little help.  Doing all those things above that will help you feel better, when you're here,  doesn't happen so easily because you have a hard time getting going, and sticking to it. You need the support from those around you.  So tell someone today. Please visit with your medical provider for testing of underlying issues, to correct them and help you feel better.  

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The Baby Blues Quiz was adapted from the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.  All calculations must be confirmed before use. The suggested results are not a substitute for clinical judgment. Neither nor any other party involved in the preparation or publication of this site shall be liable for any special, consequential, or exemplary 

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